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Overloading caused yacht capsize that killed 3 kids last 4th of July: DA

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-03 12:28:02-04

On Long Island, the Nassau County DA has confirmed overloading was the primary cause of the deadly boating accident in Oyster Bay last Fourth of July.

Three kids drowned when the yacht overturned and sank.

The DA says 27 people were packed onto the 34-foot Silverton cabin cruiser.

The operator of the boat was not charged.

The Nassau county DA had claimed there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.